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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member Bill Anderson Premieres New Music Video “Old Army Hat” Worldwide on Veterans Day

November 12, 2014

Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Member, Bill Anderson, premiered his new music video “Old Army Hat” on Veterans Day –Tuesday, November 11— exclusively on CMT Pure, CMT.com and the CMT Artists App.


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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member Jim Weatherly To Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame June 12

February 20, 2014

Jim Weatherly, 2006 inductee to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame June 12, in New York City at the organizations 45th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner.

 


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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member Garth Brooks Announces World Tour for 2014

December 10, 2013

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member and country icon Garth Brooks announced that he is set to return to the road for a world tour in 2014.


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Anderson, Braddock, Gill, Weatherly and Robertson Among 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame Nominees

October 28, 2013

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame members Vince Gill, Bobby Braddock and Bill Anderson are among the nominees for the 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Vince Gill is nominated in the ‘Performer Songwriters’ category while Bobby Braddock, Bill Anderson, “Midnight Train to Georgia” writer Jim Weatherly and Don Robertson are nominated in the Non-Performer Songwriters’ category.


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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member Roger Murrah Welcomes Jazz Great Al Jarreau Back to Nashville

September 24, 2013

Hall of Fame songwriter, Roger Murrah, welcomed jazz great, Al Jarreau, back to Nashville Sunday night.


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Songwriter Dean Dillon To Be Honored As BMI Icon

September 23, 2013

Broadcast Music, Inc. will celebrate the songwriting career of Dean Dillon by naming him a BMI Icon at the Company’s 61st annual BMI Country Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 5.


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Loretta Lynn to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom August 9, 2013

August 09, 2013

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member, Loretta Lynn, has been named one of the sixteen 2013 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.


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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member Cowboy Jack Clement Passes Away

August 08, 2013

973 Hall of Fame inductee, Jack Clement, passed away at the age of 82 at his home in Nashville following an illness.

 


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Whisperin’ Bill Anderson will serve as moderator of the inaugural Hank Williams Songwriting Workshop

May 09, 2013

County Music and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer and legendary singer/songwriter Whisperin’ Bill Anderson will serve as moderator of the inaugural Hank Williams Songwriting Workshop.


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“Cowboy” Jack Clement To Be Inducted Into The Country Music Hall Of Fame

April 11, 2013

The Country Music Hall of Fame formally announced the inductees for 2013. The newest class includes Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member, “Cowboy” Jack Clement, Bobby Bare and Kenny Rogers. “Cowboy” has been included under the non-performer category, which is awarded every third year.

 


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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Members to Host Festival to Benefit Foster Care Students

March 07, 2013

On Saturday, May 18th five of Nashville’s hit songwriters will come together at the Virginia Highlands Community College campus in Abington, VA for the Richard Leigh Music Festival.


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Tom Shapiro Bestowed Five Million-Air Awards

February 19, 2013

Hall of Fame member, Tom Shapiro, was recently awarded Million-Air Awards from BMI for five of his songs.


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Kris Kristofferson Presents the Inaugural Kris Kristofferson Award to Fellow Hall of Fame Member, Willie Nelson

February 19, 2013

The Nashville Songwriters Association International hosted an intimate ceremony to commemorate the lifetime achievement of Willie Nelson and present him with the inaugural Kris Kristofferson Award.

 


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Tom T. Hall Recognized as BMI Icon At 60th Annual BMI Country Awards

November 11, 2012
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member, Tom T. Hall, was honored as a BMI Icon at the 60th annual BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc) Country Awards. Hall joins a prestigious list of other Hall of Fame members who have previously been named BMI Icons including Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard.

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Bluebonnet Youth Ranch Announces Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member to Host Celebrity Golf Tournament

September 13, 2012
Allen Shamblin’s decision to host the 31st Annual Bluebonnet Youth Ranch Celebrity Golf Tournament was an easy one. The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member holds the cause very close to his heart because his own mother grew up in an orphanage.

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member Joe South Dies

September 12, 2012
Songwriter Joe South, best known for the classics “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden” and “Down in the Boondocks,” has died at age 70.

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member Vince Gill Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

September 12, 2012
2005 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee, Vince Gill, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 6, 2012.

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Hal David Dies At 91

September 04, 2012
1984 Nashville Songwriters Association inductee Hal David passed away Saturday from complications of a stroke.

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member, Kye Fleming, to be Featured as Next “Poet & Prophet”

July 10, 2012
Renowned country songwriter Kye Fleming will be featured in the upcoming program of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s “Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters.”

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The Guthrie Family Celebrates Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday with a Tour

July 05, 2012

On July 14th 2012 three generations of Guthries will come together to celebrate Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member, Woody Guthrie’s, 100th birthday on stage for a “family reunion.” Led by legendary folk icon Arlo Guthrie, the tour will feature over a dozen shows across North America during July and August.


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Nashville Icon Frances Preston Remembered

June 23, 2012
A native Nashvillian and legendary music industry leader, Preston died of Congestive Heart Failure on June 13, 2012. Frances began her six decade career as a secretary for WSM, answering fan mail for Hank Williams.

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Dolly Parton's “Coat of Many Colors” added to National Recording Registry

May 31, 2012
Congratulations to 1986 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Dolly Parton, who’s song “Coat of Many Colors” was added to The Library of Congress National Recording Registry.

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Mark D. Sanders Latest Subject of “Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters.”

May 31, 2012

2009 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Mark D. Sanders was the latest subject of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum programming series “Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters.”


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Sonny Curtis inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

April 27, 2012

Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame member Sonny Curtis receives honor decades after Buddy Holly


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Garth Brooks Tapped for CMA Hall of Fame Induction

March 07, 2012

Superstar Garth Brooks, a 2011 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member, will also take his place in the Country Music Association’s prestigious Hall of Fame in 2012. The 50-year-old Brooks was selected for the “Modern Era Artist” category.

 


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Don Schlitz To Be Inducted Into New York’s Songwriters Hall Of Fame

March 02, 2012

Congratulations to 1993, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Don Schlitz, one of the new class of six inductees to New York’s Songwriters Hall of Fame.


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Mel Tillis Honored by The White House

February 23, 2012

1972 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Mel Tillis received the National Medal of Arts this month by President Obama at The White House. This award is the highest arts award presented by the U.S. government.  


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Sonny Curtis To Be Saluted As Poet And Prophet

February 23, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn., - Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Sonny Curtis will take a seat at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on Saturday, February 25, as the latest subject of the quarterly programming series Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters.

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Waylon Jennings Tribute Album

January 17, 2012

 

Collaboration album dedicated to Waylon Jennings available soon.

 The Music Inside, Volume II, the second of a three volume series dedicated to the late Waylon Jennings, features country music artists performing his greatest hits.

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Bobby Braddock Presented BMI’s Icon Award

November 21, 2011

1981 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee Bobby Braddock was presented with BMI’s Icon Award for writing and co-writing such songs as; ”D-I-V-O-R-C-E,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “Time Marches On,” “Did You Ever,” “Golden Ring,” I Wanna Talk About Me,” “I Feel Like Loving You Again” and “People Are Crazy.” 


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Dolly Parton Has a New Book

November 21, 2011
1986 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee Dolly Parton has a new book; The Quotable Dolly: A Collection of Rich Sayings to Live, Love and Laugh By from The Country Music Legend. 

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The International Bluegrass Music Association Honors the Centennial of Bill Monroe

October 25, 2011
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member, Bill Monroe was celebrated this year at IBMA week with an all-star concert featuring Del McCoury and a tribute at the 22nd annual awards show by Sam Bush.  Monroe, who is considered the father of bluegrass, would have turned 100 this month.  Remembrances of his life and career were heard all throughout the week from stars and fans alike.

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Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

October 18, 2011

The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams, a album of previously unreleased Hank Williams lyrics with music written and performed by several artists, including Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Members Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, Merle Haggard and 2011 inductee Alan Jackson has just been released.


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Dickey Lee’s “Memphis Beat” Surprise

July 07, 2011
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member Dickey Lee recently got a very pleasant surprise.

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A Busy 2011 for Guy Clark

July 06, 2011

Guy Clark's Songs and Stories is set be released August 16, 2011 and fellow artists and friends pay homage to Guy in This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark, a double album set to be released this fall.


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Bill Anderson Receives Star on Nashville’s Walk of Fame

July 06, 2011

Congratulations to Bill Anderson , a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member on being inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame. 


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Bobby Braddock Tops the Charts

August 12, 2009

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member, Bobby Braddock, along with co-writer Troy Jones, have a #1 hit with “People Are Crazy” recorded by Billy Currington.    The songwriter’s celebrated the chart-topping collaboration with Billy at a party hosted by BMI.  

 


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Dennis Morgan Has Another #1 Hit

June 03, 2009

2004, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Dennis Morgan collaborated with Shawn Camp and Billy Burnette to write “River of Love” which has become George Straits, 57th  #1 single.  Dennis has had numerous # 1 hits including:  “ I  knew You Were Waiting For Me,” sung by Aretha Franklin and George Michaels, “Let Me Go,” by Faith Hill, and “I was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool,” by Barbara Mandrell.  “River of Love” marks over 30 #1 hits for Dennis Morgan.

 


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Cindy Walker Featured in Performing Songwriter

January 04, 2009
Her songs have been recorded by artists ranging from Bob Wills to Elvis Presley to Ray Charles.   Performing Songwriter features Cindy Walker in their Legends of Songwriting Series. Harlan Howard called her his favorite songwriter.  Learn more about this amazing woman in the Performing Songwriter magazine profile.

 

Tom T. Hall Inducted Into Country Music Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame Member and artist, Tom T. Hall, who received the honor of being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008, along with The Statler Brothers, and Emmylou Harris.  Visit Tom’s page at the Country Music Hall of Fame site.

 

Hank Williams, Jr. Honored as a BMI Icon

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Hank Williams, Jr. will be honored as a BMI Icon at the U.S. performing right organization’s 56th annual Country Awards on November 11, 2008.   Hank joins a joins an elite list of past honorees that includes other hall of fame members Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, and Loretta Lynn.  Learn more about the BMI Icon Awards here.

 

Dolly Parton inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame Member, Dolly Parton who received the honor of being inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in February, 2009, along with Michael W. Smith, Dr. Bobby Jones, the Dixie Hummingbirds and music producer, Lari Gross.  To learn more about Dolly and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame visit her site here.

 

Bob DiPiero Garners Oscar Nomination

Congratulations to Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member, Bob DiPiero, on his  nomination  for the 2011 Oscar for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for "Coming Home," featured on the Country Song soundtrack.   The song, written by Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey and Troy Verges, is performed by the film's star, previous Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow, who describes it as "emotional to sing," and says it is her favorite song included in the film.


 

Harlan Howard Achieves No. 1 Song in Six Decades

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member, Harlan Howard, has another hit with One Eskimo's number one, AAA smash “Kandi.”  This achievement gives Harlan number one records in six decades since he caught fire in the 50s.

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Dennis Morgan & Kye Flemming Hit Honored as Tennessee State Song

Hall of Fame members Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan made history June 9, 2010 when their classic ballad “Smoky Mountain Rain” became the official state song of Tennessee.   


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Don Schlitz To Be Inducted Into

Congratulations to 1993, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Don Schlitz, one of the new class of six inductees to New York’s Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Mac McAnally Supports The Troops

Mac McAnally, 2007 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and 2008 CMA Musician of the Year has announced he will donate all his artist royalties from his single “You First” to the Wounded Warriors Project.   This project raises awareness and enlists the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women.  This partnership is fitting because the song speaks to the unselfishness of soldiers. “You First” is the first single from Mac McAnally’s upcoming album expected this summer.

 

Buffett Releases New Book

Did you know that in addtion to being a Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame Member,  Jimmy Buffett is also a best-selling author of five books?  His lastest,  "Swine-Not?"  has just been released in paperback.

Watch a video interview Jimmy on Amazon.com where he talks about writing books vs. writing songs.  View it here.


 

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